explore

Explore is a verb that means "to travel in or through." You might explore an island, a European city, or the rooms of an unfamiliar house.

The Latin root of explore is explorare, meaning "investigate or search out." When you explore a new place, you want to see interesting things and get to know its people. Whenever you delve into something, or investigate it, you explore it. You can even explore an interest, like when you explore African art, or explore an idea or tendency in order to understand it — you can explore your fear of snakes to try to get over it.

Primary Meanings of explore

1.
v
travel to or penetrate into
2.
v
examine minutely
Full Definitions of explore
1

v travel to or penetrate into

explore unknown territory in biology”
Types:
pioneer
open up and explore a new area
cave, spelunk
explore natural caves
map
explore or survey for the purpose of making a map
Type of:
investigate, look into
investigate scientifically

v inquire into

“Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness”
Synonyms:
research, search
Types:
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prospect
explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
google
search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine
mapquest
search for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program
re-explore
explore anew
beat about, cast about, cast around
search anxiously
Type of:
investigate, look into
investigate scientifically
2

v examine minutely

Types:
plumb
examine thoroughly and in great depth
Type of:
diagnose, name
determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

v examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes

Types:
put out feelers
make some preliminary investigations or test the waters
Type of:
diagnose
subject to a medical analysis

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